Italians have to have a few tomato sauce recipes. This is a recipe inspired by my Sicilian Nonna (grandmother).
Nonna and Nonnu
Are you craving a meatless sauce? A basic marinara sauce is super easy to throw together! Here are the ingredients:
2 cans tomato sauce
1 can crushed tomatoes
1/2 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup red wine
1 teaspoon each: parsley, basil, oregano
Dash crushed red pepper
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
In a sauce pan, heat a little olive oil. Add the onions. Saute for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and saute another minute. Add the crushed tomatoes, red wine, sugar, salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese, and the rest of the spices. Let that simmer for 10 minutes.
Add the rest of the tomato sauce. Let that simmer for another 15 minutes.
I like to serve this sauce with meatballs and pasta.
If you are interested in a meat sauce, see: http://rediscovermom.blogspot.com/2012/07/meat-sauce.html